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Gems in Red River Gorge - 1

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gem Favorite A beautiful rhododendron on the trail.

Tarr Ridge West Overlook

(4) Frenchburg, KY

Recommended Routes in Red River Gorge - 7

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Favorite Running back from Hanson's Point
Difficult

Hanson's Point Loop

9.7 mi 15.6 km 1,782' Up 543.2 m Up 1,782' Down 543.13 m Down

Frenchburg, KY
Favorite View of Chimney Top overlook from across the valley
Easy/Intermediate

Chimney Top Trail #235

0.6 mi 1.0 km 58' Up 17.57 m Up 58' Down 17.64 m Down

Frenchburg, KY
Favorite View of Swift Camp Creek from the trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Swift Camp Creek to Wildcat Trail Loop

5.3 mi 8.6 km 624' Up 190.21 m Up 625' Down 190.42 m Down

Campton, KY
Favorite View of Courthouse Rock from Auxier Ridge near Haystack Rock
Difficult

Rough Trail Ultramarathon 50k

30.8 mi 49.6 km 4,817' Up 1468.07 m Up 4,819' Down 1468.85 m Down

Campton, KY
Favorite The View
Difficult

Rough Trail 25K

14.9 mi 24.0 km 3,772' Up 1149.67 m Up 3,788' Down 1154.43 m Down

Campton, KY
Favorite Chimney Top greets visitors from across the Sheltowee Trace on the Red River.
Difficult

Sheltowee - Osborne Loop

19.8 mi 31.9 km 2,474' Up 754.15 m Up 2,501' Down 762.45 m Down

Campton, KY
Favorite Across the gorge.
Intermediate/Difficult

Pinch-Em Tight Ridge Loop

4.0 mi 6.5 km 607' Up 185.04 m Up 608' Down 185.18 m Down

Campton, KY

Red River Gorge Running

  • 140 Miles 225 Kilometers of Trail
  • 7 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 8 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 17 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 3 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Red River Gorge - 21

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1.3 mi 2.1 km #1Rock Bridge Trail #207
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
Campton, KY 21 
0.8 mi 1.4 km #2Hanson's Point Spur
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
Campton, KY 12 
7.9 mi 12.7 km #3Rough Trail #221
Difficult
Campton, KY
Difficult
Campton, KY 15 
1.5 mi 2.4 km #4Buck Trail #226
Difficult
Campton, KY
Difficult
Campton, KY
6.7 mi 10.8 km #5Swift Camp Creek Trail #219
Difficult
Campton, KY
Difficult
Campton, KY 11 
9.0 mi 14.4 km #6Sheltowee Trace - Red River Bridge to Corner Ridge Road
Intermediate/Difficult
Frenchburg, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
Frenchburg, KY
0.7 mi 1.1 km #7Sky Bridge Trail #214
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
Campton, KY 13 
7.3 mi 11.7 km #8Sheltowee Trace: Whittleton Campground to Red River Bridge
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
Campton, KY
0.3 mi 0.5 km #9Princess Arch Trail #233
Easy/Intermediate
Frenchburg, KY
Easy/Intermediate
Frenchburg, KY 13 
0.3 mi 0.5 km #10Angel Windows #218
Easy/Intermediate
Campton, KY
Easy/Intermediate
Campton, KY

Photos of Red River Gorge - 53

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An unnamed waterfall below the trail on Swift Camp Creek
Jul 9, 2015 near Campton, KY
Chimney Top greets visitors from across the Sheltowee Trace on the Red River.
Jan 18, 2017 near Frenchburg, KY
Indian Arch poses for a dramatic photo along the Sheltowee Trace.
Jan 18, 2017 near Frenchburg, KY
Running back from Hanson's Point
Jul 14, 2015 near Frenchburg, KY
Rock Bridge from Rock Bridge Trail #207
Jul 14, 2015 near Campton, KY
Suspension bridge over the Red River.
Jan 18, 2017 near Frenchburg, KY
View of Chimney Top overlook from across the valley
Jul 14, 2015 near Frenchburg, KY
An old mossy tree crosses the trail to Silvermine Arch.
Mar 27, 2017 near Campton, KY